Health Benifits of Humidifier and Diffuser

Health Benifits of Humidifier and Diffuser

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Skin benefits of using a humidifier
  • Dry and dehydrated areas will look softer and less patchy

  • The delicate under-eye area will look smoother

  • Cracked, chapped lips will look plumper and softer

  • All skin types will look more glowy because light will reflect better (dry skin looks dull)

  • Other body areas such as the neck, chest, and hands will also benefit from more moisture

A humidifier also helps your skin ability to absorb skincare products. Skincare absorbs better and more evenly when it’s applied to hydrated skin, and when skin is dry and flaky, it may absorb unevenly. Plus, makeup goes on more smoothly when skin is hydrated. So we suggest looking for skincare products that contain humectants (substances that attract water from the air) such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin.

Hair benefits of using a humidifier

Aside from skincare benefits, a humidifier can do wonders for your hair. Some positive effects include:

  • Decreases frizz

  • Increases shine

  • Creates a smoother and softer texture

  • Helps with strength
  • Helps with product absorption
  • Improves scalp health

For an extra-luxurious treatment, apply an overnight hair mask before bed and let it work its wonders while you sleep (with your humidifier on, of course).

Cold and flu symptoms may be alleviated
  • Sore throat

  • Dry nasal passages

  • Bloody nose

  • Colds and flus

  • Worsened asthma and allergy symptoms

If you do get the flu or a cold, using a humidifier while you sleep may help you recover faster. In addition to loosening congestion, it may help lubricate your nasal passages, allowing you to breathe a lot easier. This may also help alleviate a sore throat and, for some people, sinus headaches, and restore a restful sleep. Moreover, cold and fever symptoms could be worse at night as lying down puts you in a compromised position. Cold, dry air, in addition to a prone sleeping posture can affect how mucus builds up in the nasal cavity, and the lack of adequate draining while lying down can create that mucus build up and exacerbate cold and flu symptoms. A humidifier may help alleviate this by adding more moisture to the air.

Tips for keeping your humidifier clean

To keep humidifiers free of harmful mold and bacteria, follow the guidelines recommended by us. These tips for portable humidifiers also can help:

  • Use distilled or demineralized water. Tap water contains minerals that can create deposits inside your humidifier that promote bacterial growth. When released into the air, these minerals often appear as white dust on your furniture. It's also possible for you to breathe in some minerals that are spread into the air. Distilled or demineralized water has a much lower mineral content than does tap water.

  • Change humidifier water often. Don't allow film or deposits to develop inside your humidifiers. Empty the tanks, dry the inside surfaces and refill with clean water every day if possible, especially if using cool-mist or ultrasonic humidifiers. Unplug the unit first.

  • Clean humidifiers every 3 days. Unplug the humidifier before you clean it. Remove any mineral deposits or film from the tank or other parts of the humidifier with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, which is available at pharmacies.

  • Always rinse the tank after cleaning. This can keep harmful chemicals from becoming airborne — and then inhaled.

  • Consider replacing old humidifiers. Over time, humidifiers can build up deposits that are difficult or impossible to remove and encourage the growth of bacteria.

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